Guest Story Time: Annemarie Riley Guertin

This Friday, our story hour in the children's room will be hosted by local author Annemarie Riley Guertin. She'll be reading her debut picture book, How the Finch Got His Colors.

Many years ago, before the world bloomed in magnificent colors, the Earth lay stark and gray.

The animals that graced its skies and roamed its lands were the colors of dirt, clay, and stone . . .

. . . until Rainbow descended to bestow her colors on the creatures of the world. Each bird asked for a bright and beautiful color: green for Parrot, red for Cardinal, and yellow for Canary. But will there be any colors left for little Gouldian Finch? He soon learns the power of patience and the beauty of all creatures.

Based on a Belgian folktale, this beautifully told and illustrated tale is a timeless treasure for every collection.

Annemarie Riley Guertin is a newly minted author. Her debut picture book How the Finch Got His Colors flew onto shelves in 2018. Annemarie graduated from Wheelock College and Fitchburg State University earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education (summa cum laude). When she is not teaching first-grade you can find her writing picture books, couponing or giving furniture a makeover.  She lives in Haverhill, MA with her husband Michael and their two children Autumn and James.

Event date: 

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:30am

Event address: 

79 Leonard St
Belmont, MA 02478
How the Finch Got His Colors Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781945547775
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Familius - March 6th, 2018

Many years ago, before the world bloomed in magnificent colors, the Earth lay stark and gray.

The animals that graced its skies and roamed its lands were the colors of dirt, clay, and stone . . .